Archive - Oct 21, 2011 - Sports Article
To get where he wants his team to be, West Point head football coach Chris Chambless knows his team has to check off certain goals first.
So, in order to be the last team standing in Jackson with a third straight state championship in December, Chambless believes his West Point Green Wave have to take care of their division first, which means winning a third straight Division 1-5A championship.
The Wave (5-3 overall, 4-0 in division) can take a big step toward that goal tonight, when they travel to face Center Hill (4-4, 3-1) for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
With three games left in the regular season and playoffs just around the corner, West Point has itâ€™s eyes set on a third straight state title.
But already a few players have gotten post-season honors.
High school coaches from across the state met Wednesday in Clinton and selected five Green Wave to take part in a pair of all-star games.
Offensive lineman Romia Wilson and linebacker Brandon Edwards were selected to represent Mississippi in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic set to play Dec. 10 in Montgomery, Alabama.
Oak Hill returns to the field tonight after a much needed week off from competition. The Raiders move out of district play and travel to Grenada to face Kirk Academy.
â€śThe break definitely helped us,â€ť head coach Benjie Merchant said. â€śIt gave us a chance to get the ninth graders acclimated to our system so theyâ€™ll be ready to go.â€ť
The JV season ended several weeks ago so now they will be eligible to play varsity football for the last two games of the season. The move will no doubt add a little more depth and some speed to some key areas on the team.